December 16, 2007
In its beginning, mercury glass was considered a knockoff of the real silver furnishing the houses of the well-to-do, says Diane Lytwyn, author of Pictorial Guide to Silvered Mercury Glass (Collector Books, $24.95). Now, the well-to-do are collecting it. According to Lytwyn, mercury glass was first produced in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) and came to popularity in the 1850s. Contrary to its name, elemental mercury was not used to produce tableware. In fact, "silvered glass," an alternative title for mercury glass, better describes how it was produced.
April 26, 2006
6 Goals the North Harford boys lacrosse team scored in the second half in rallying for an 8-7 win over Fallston. 7 Errors that the Joppatowne baseball team had against Bohemia Manor. But the Mariners still pulled out a 13-10 win. 20 Hits the Harford Tech baseball team had against Perryville - including seven doubles - in an 11-9 victory.
June 24, 2004
On June 19, 2004, JAMES OLIVER FIELDS, 46, of Baltimore. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Christ Unity Center, Inc., 1150 Singerly Road, Elkton, MD. The family will be receiving family and friends starting at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Bohemia Manor Cemetery, Chesapeake City, MD. Arrangements handled by Lisa Scott Funeral Home, P.A.www.dmvobits.com/scott
May 23, 2004
WASHINGTON - A group of high school students from Cecil County has spent the past two months mucking through streams, hunting for insects and mining the Web for environmental facts. On Tuesday, the six students from Bohemia Manor High School in Chesapeake City put on their best clothes, took a train to Washington and spoke to a congressional subcommittee about ways to save the Chesapeake Bay. The students were participating in "Chesapeake Bay in Your Community: A Restoration Plan," a new project started by Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, an Eastern Shore Republican.
November 2, 2003
Bohemia Manor story needed newer photo In regard to the article "Finding Bohemia on the Chesapeake" (Oct. 26): I grew up spending the summers in Hack's Point on the Bohemia River. This is the "small stream" that separated Herman's estate, but you failed to mention its name. Also, I notice that the picture you show was taken in 1954. If this is in fact the "house that stands today" belonging to the Bayard family, why such an old photo? Also if it is, you did not mention the remains of, what we knew as, the original manor house; which lays just to the southeast of today's manor house.
October 26, 2003
THE TRUE MEANING of the word Bohemia is, according to American Heritage College dictionary, a historical region and former kingdom of present-day Czech Republic established between the first and fifth centuries. Most people today know its colloquial meaning, which is a community of people with artistic or literary tastes with unconventional manners and mores. To the people of Cecil County, though, the word Bohemia has a more local resonance because it commonly is known as the land that Dutch emigre Augustine Herrman established and named in 1661.